As I mentioned I’d promise I’d post, here is the Arroyo Seco demo tape. Six songs in total. I’m sorry, but I don’t remember where or why I got this (possibly reviewed it for HaC, possibly heard about it from somewhere and then ordered it from the band). I don’t remember if I’ve seen them, even. Their last.fm page states them to be pre-Life At These Speeds. I know that they toured with Quest for Quintana Roo. So that puts this around 2000 or so. I’m pretty sure this is all they released.
It’s really good. It’s got some Yaphet Kotto/Funeral Diner-life guitar harmonics, slow, melodic parts bitten hard by abrasive, loud mayhem, and multiple vocalists screaming their faces off – real emotional turmoil.